German Fork Lift Safety

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The Germans sure know how to get a message across.  I stumbled upon this German short film from 2000, Forklift Driver Klaus – The First Day on the Job (in German Staplerfahrer Klaus – Der erste Arbeitstag) which is a parody of German safety videos from the 80’s.  The video follows Klaus on his first day as a forklift driver and things go terribly wrong when he doesn’t follow the rules.  For the first minute things move pretty slow, but once he gets behind the wheel the pace picks up.

Although the film is not officially part of the German training and education system for forklift trucks, it is frequently shown by instructors to lighten up the mood.

Warning: Parts of this video can be gruesome.

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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